Bitter Fruit: The Story of the American Coup in Guatemala, With New Essays by John H. Coatsworth, Richard A. Nuccio, and Stephen Kinzer / Edition 1

Bitter Fruit: The Story of the American Coup in Guatemala, With New Essays by John H. Coatsworth, Richard A. Nuccio, and Stephen Kinzer / Edition 1

by Stephen E. Schlesinger, Stephen Kinzer
     
 

ISBN-10: 0674075900

ISBN-13: 9780674075900

Pub. Date: 07/28/1999

Publisher: Triliteral

Bitter Fruit recounts in telling detail the CIA operation to overthrow the democratically elected government of Jacobo Arbenz of Guatemala in 1954. The 1982 book has become a classic, a textbook case study of Cold War meddling that succeeded only to condemn Guatemala to decades of military dictatorship. The authors make extensive use of U.S. government

Overview

Bitter Fruit recounts in telling detail the CIA operation to overthrow the democratically elected government of Jacobo Arbenz of Guatemala in 1954. The 1982 book has become a classic, a textbook case study of Cold War meddling that succeeded only to condemn Guatemala to decades of military dictatorship. The authors make extensive use of U.S. government publications and documents, as well as interviews with former CIA and other officials. The Harvard edition includes a powerful new introduction by historian John Coatsworth, Director of the David Rockefeller Center for Latin American Studies; an insightful prologue by Richard Nuccio, former State Department official who revealed recent evidence of CIA misconduct in Guatemala to Congress; and a compelling afterword by coauthor Stephen Kinzer, now Istanbul bureau chief for the New York Times, summarizing developments that led from the 1954 coup to the peace accords that ended Guatemala's civil strife forty years later.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780674075900
Publisher:
Triliteral
Publication date:
07/28/1999
Series:
David Rockefeller Center Series on Latin American Studies
Edition description:
Older Edition
Pages:
331
Product dimensions:
6.07(w) x 8.99(h) x 0.79(d)

Table of Contents

About the Authors
Introduction by John H. Coatsworth
Foreword by Richard A. Nuccio
Preface
Maps
Guatemala
The Voyage of the Alfhem
The Invasion Route

1. The Battle Begins
2. A Teacher Take Power
3. An Age of Reform
4. The Clouds Gather
5. The Overlord; The United Fruit Company
6. Advertisements for Myself
7. Operation Success
8. The Liberator
9. The Proconsul
10. The Secret Voyage of the "Alfhem"
11. The Final Countdown
12. Arbenz Fights Back
13. The Longest Day
14. The Liberation
15. The Aftermath

Afterword by Stephen Kinzer
Notes
Bibliography
Index

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